eHalcyon wrote:Je d'accord!
Hmm... perhaps I should make some random accounts and troll my own designs when next I enter a derby...
i have considered this myself... attacking shirts i secretly wanted. I've decided i'm just not that much of a jerk, tho.
i know the cause and effect. As has been said, this late in the game it doesn't matter, it won't win. and that's why it needs to be said. If this makes top 10 out of pity votes or spite for me, it's high enough that woot can't say they didn't notice, and every design woot can't say they didn't notice is a victory, however small. In time, woot will need to make their intentions as a shirt company clear. If they want to be a competition that people think of as a joke, these entries will roll off their backs. if they want to be taken seriously as a shirt site, there will be a breaking point. This should be filed away in woot's mental bank. If it increases votes, so be it... the victory is in making sure it can't be ignored.
Playing nice is fine and good. But for everyone who may feel i'm too harsh, there is likely another saying "thank god SOMEONE said something." Let he who has never laughed at a heather pickens entry cast the first stone.
And as to the small novella posted since I began this, there is a major difference between art by a child and child art. The horses you note are definitely better than I have the skill to make. and they're also not submit to this derby. You bring that kid here, let her compete, you won't hear a peep outta me. If woot decided that all shirts needed to be as well done as said horses, I'd take my rejections like a man until my skill improved enough for their standards. The fact is, this particular entry should not be treated differently from any adult MS Paint debacle. It's the same quality, and should be judged thusly. It's not about a ten year old submitting, it's about submitting the work of an average 10 year old. This should be equally discouraged no matter what the age, but the truth of the matter is, this same work wouldn't be getting any votes from an adult. Because it's not good. Let that be inspiration to improve, instead of letting a whole bunch of undeserved votes create a delusion leading to week after week of work just like this, with no desire to improve upon what's already working.